Calmness-rationality fallacy

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The calmness-rationality fallacy is a logical fallacy in which it is assumed that calmness is a prerequisite for being rational, and that any display of emotion implies that the speaker is not being rational and (a further error) is therefore more likely to be wrong. (This second part may be a separate fallacy.)


This fallacy is often employed in tone-policing, and is referenced by the straw Vulcan conceptual fallacy.

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